On a warm Saturday afternoon at Mignone field, the No. 4 Harvard Radcliffe women’s rugby team (3-1-1, 1-1 Ivy) was unable to mount a comeback against the No. 1 Dartmouth College team in a 39-10 loss.
On Friday night, midway through the second half, the scoreboard displayed a score of 00-0 after the No. 7 Harvard Radcliffe Women’s rugby team (2-1-0) had scored 100 points against Mt. St. Mary’s (0-0-3), resetting the scoreboard, on its way to a 130-0 thumping of its opponents. The margin of victory was the greatest in program history.
On Friday, the No. 7 Harvard Radcliffe Women’s Rugby club opened its season with a 61-0 blowout win against No. 9 West Chester University in West Chester, Penn. The victory gives the Crimson a 6-0 series history, a 2-0 series history at West Chester, as well as a season opening win for the second consecutive year.
Coming off a pool play loss against the Big Green in Hanover, N.H., the Crimson executed a second half comeback in a low-scoring affair to claim its second consecutive 7s rugby Ivy League championship.
Making the relatively short trip to western Mass. to participate in the AIC Invitational at American International College, Harvard won its pool and quarterfinal matchup relatively handily before getting knocked out in the championship semifinal, 39-0, against the two-time reigning national champions.
Shutting out their first four opponents in the Harvard hosted tournament, the women's rugby team fell short in the championship match up against Quinnipiac.